Livingston Ripley
Waterfowl Conservancy

Protecting waterfowl and their habitats through research, education and conservation action

 

 

 

Livingston Ripley
Waterfowl Conservancy

Protecting waterfowl and their habitats through research, education and conservation action

 

       

   About Falconry
       Experiences

   About the Falconer 

   Our Birds of Prey

   Pricing

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Experience our Birds of Prey like never before!


**Our Falconry Experiences are currently on hiatus during the winter weather.** 

Falconry Experiences will resume in March 2018. You can still purchase gift certificates this holiday season, but all bookings will be scheduled from March 2018 onward.

About Falconry Experiences
Run by Master Falconer Nick Tiberio, these falconry experiences are truly unique. LRWC is one of only a handful of facilities in the country that can offer you the chance to
            personally interact with birds of prey;
            learn about their adaptations, conservation, and how they are trained and
               handled for falconry while watching their free-flight;
            as well as have these amazing birds land on your gloved hand.

Experiences can include:
             A lesson on the fascinating history of falconry, the equipment, the birds and their training
             Learning about the biology, life history, and conservation of birds of prey
             Free-flight demonstrations
             A hunting demonstration
             A ‘Hawk Walk’
             A chance to meet our owls face to face

 
About the Falconer

                          Former Director of Aviculture, Nick Tiberio, and Camo the Eurasian Eagle Owl, Photo by Danielle D'Ermo

Master falconer Nick Tiberio has 16 years of experience working with birds of prey. He has hunted and flown a wide range of raptor species including hawks, falcons, and owls. Nick has previously worked as LRWC's Director of Aviculture as well as a professional abatement falconer in New York, training and flying a team of abatement falcons to deter pest birds from landfill grounds.

 

Our Birds of Prey
LRWC is home to a diverse group of Birds of Prey that includes a hawk, a falcon, and owls. Each bird has unique adaptations that make it a top predator in its respective environment and thus each brings a fascinating perspective to our falconry experiences. 

 

 

 

Harris's Hawk - "Alula" 

Saker Falcon - "Paris" 

Eurasian Eagle Owl - "Camo" 

Barn Owl - "Poppy"

 

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Pricing for Experiences

  Hawk Walk Session - 75 min
    Experience a walk in the woods with a trained Harris’s Hawk flying back and forth from your
    glove to the trees while learning about raptor behavior and conservation.

                                  $175 per participant
                                  $35 per non-participant*

  Extended Experience - 90 min
    Meet all of our birds of prey (including our owls!) up close and personal before enjoying a Hawk     Walk and a hunting demonstration while learning about raptor behavior and conservation.
                                  $275 per participant
                                  $50 per non-participant*

  Group Session - please inquire about options and rates for group sessions. 

 

Participants must be 12 years of age or older to handle birds.

*non-participant: someone who does not handle a hawk, but may otherwise fully participate in the session.

 

 

If you have questions or wish to book a Falconry Experience,
contact Nick Tiberio at ntiberio@lrwc.net

 

 

Weekly Avian Update

 



55 Duck Pond Road, P.O. Box 210, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759

 

Phone: 860.567.2062 / Fax: 860.567.4369/ info@lrwc.net